Just in time for the holidays, Jude Connally, purveyor of women's fashions that focus on both style and comfort, celebrates its grand opening today at 111 Central Avenue in Westfield.
From 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., visitors can check out the latest styles, meet the Jude Connally team and sample refreshments while shopping. Plus, enter for a chance to win Jude Connally products throughout the day.
Connally, a Cranford resident and 20-year fashion veteran, manufactures all her products in the United States. The business is headquartered in Kenilworth.
Known for its simple styles in bold prints, bright colors and comfortable fabrics that don't require dry cleaning, Jude Connally's dress collection is a mix of modern and classic looks that appeal to a vast array of tastes. From businesswomen to busy moms, Jude Connally's wash-and-wear line has been worn by NBC 4's Jane Hanson and Janice Huff.
Sherry Cronin, executive director of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, said the shop has already "created a lot of buzz."
"People are already familiar with the brand," Cronin said. "Jude Connally dresses are in boutiques all around the country. I wouldn't be surprised if they need a bigger space soon."